Police arraign 45-year-old woman over assault of senior wife

A 45-year-old woman, Limota Oladimeji, has been arraigned on a two-count charge for assaulting and inflicting injury on 30-year-old Khadijat Temitope, the senior wife of her 75-year-old husband, an Islamic cleric identified as Rafiu Oladimeji.

Limota was arraigned before Senior Magistrate O.A.Ojo (Mr) of the Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Iwo, Osun State on charges bordering on assault and inflicting injury.

The count reads; “That you Limota Oladimeji ‘f’ on 01/03/2019 at about 6 am at Atari Cele Area, Iwo in the Iwo Magisterial District did assault one Khadijat Temitope ‘f’ with fist blow and thereby committed an offence contrary to a punishable under Section 351 of Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. 11 Laws of Osun State Nigeria 2003.

“That you Limota Oladimeji ‘f’ on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned Magisterial District did assault and inflict injury on the body of Khadijat Temitope ‘f’ with hot water and hot yam and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 355 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol 11, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2003.”

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She had pleaded not guilty to the charges and Magistrate Ojo had granted her bail with the sum of N200,000 and two sureties in like sum with an order that the two sureties must be domiciled within the Magisterial District of the court and their addresses verified.

The court also ordered the sureties to depose to an affidavit of means, present a valid means of identification and two recent passport photograph.

The trial commenced in the case and the police prosecution, Inspector Musa Raji and led three witnesses in evidence before the case was adjourned till tomorrow, April 16 for the prosecution to call it’s remaining witness, the doctor that treated her during the incident.

The defense in its statement filed through their counsel, Chief Laide Yekeen, stated that Khadijat and the defendant were fighting when she fell on hot water and no one poured hot water on her.

The police had conducted an investigation into the matter following a petition written by a non-governmental organisation known as the Mediation Conciliation and Human Rights Center, to the police Area Commander in Iwo which led to the arrest and arraignment of the defendant.

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